Civic Education

Cultism: Characteristics of Cultism

len Alfred Ajibola - Mon, 06th January, 2020 @ 23:57

Topics in Civic Education

What is Honesty? Who is a Dishonest Person? Consequences of Dishonesty Cultism: Characteristics of Cultism Cultism: Reasons why people join Cults Illiteracy - Causes of Illiteracy Responsibilities, Duties and Obligations of a Citizen What is Civic Responsibility and Who is a Citizen? Reputation: How to build a good reputation Cooperation - Factors that promote Cooperation Cooperation and Types of Cooperation Attributes and Benefits of Honesty Meaning and Types of Values in Civic Education Community Service and Volunteer Service - Benefits of Community Service Consequences of Cultism and Solutions to Cultism Origin of Cultism in Nigeria Consequences and Solutions to Illiteracy Honesty - True Meaning of Honesty explained with its Attributes Scheme of work for Civic Education, SS1, 3rd Term Scheme of work for Civic Education, SS1, 2nd Term Scheme of work for Civic Education, SS1, 1st Term Fundamental Human Rights and Characteristics of Human Rights

Academic Questions in Civic Education

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A young boy places his values on education; and does everything possible to achieve his educational dreams. This type of value is referred to as _____ value.

  • A. Educational
  • B. Academic
  • C. Positive
  • D. Intrinsic
  • E. Innate
  • F. School

Which of the followings is NOT a correct definition for values in Civic Education?

  • A. Value is a more personal measure of worth
  • B. Value is the esteemed quality which a person attaches to certain ideas, beliefs or principle
  • C. Value is a laid down rule and standard that influences our relationship with people
  • D. Value is the standard principle that is supported by individuals and the society they live in
  • E. None of the above
  • F. All of the above

The act of always telling the truth to others and oneself is best referred to as _____.

  • A. Loyalty
  • B. Discipline
  • C. Faithfulness
  • D. Honesty
  • E. Godliness
  • F. Goodness

Which of the following is NOT a consequence of dishonesty?

  • A. Loss of reputation
  • B. Imprisonment
  • C. Loss of sympathy
  • D. Loss of customers
  • E. Being disgraced
  • D. Being cursed

The cooperation seen among the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) is best classified as _____.

  • A. Social cooperation
  • B. Community cooperation
  • C. Financial cooperation
  • D. Religious cooperation
  • E. Trade cooperation
  • F. Idiopathic cooperation

Which of the following statement is incorrect concerning cooperation?

  • A. Division of Labor is a form of Cooperation
  • B. Cooperation is a process of coming together
  • C. Cooperation is aimed at achieving a common goal
  • D. Cooperation is a form of social interaction
  • E. Indirect Cooperation is a type of Cooperation
  • F. None the above options

Which of the following is not a pressure group?

  • A. Armed Forces Ruling Group (AFRP)
  • B. Boys Brigade
  • C. Academic Staff union of Universities (ASUU)
  • D.Girls Guide Movement
  • E. Red Cross Society



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Characteristics of Cultism:

  1. The members swear a complete allegiance to their leader.
    Please read on Reputation and How to build a Good Reputation here.

  2. They hold their meetings in the secret.
    Please read on the Origin of Cultism in Nigeria here.

  3. They use any available means to get what they want. They have the mentality of “the end justifies the means”.
    Please read on the Attributes and Benefits of Honesty here.

  4. If a member leaves or attempts to leave the group, he or she will be in danger of reprisal attack from their group and other cult groups.
    Please read on the Consequences and Solutions to Cultism here.

  5. The members are manipulated to devote more time towards the group which subsequently leads to the forfeiture of their own personal goals.
    Please read on more on Values here.

  6. The leadership of the cult group may dictate to the members what colour of cloth to wear and where to live.
    Please read on "Who is a Citizen?" here.

  7. The leader of the group is considered a special being and even a messiah by the cult members.
    Please read on the Sovereignty of God here.

  8. Cult members often move in groups in case of any uncertainty. They are also encouraged to live close to each other.
    Please read on the Factors that Promotes positive Cooperation here.

  9. They can be very deceptive, pretentious, appealing and caring in their recruitment process.
    Please read on Reasons why people join Cults here.

  10. They put their survival and material needs first.

  11. They have rival cult groups and may be involved in deadly battles.
    Please read on Conflicts and Causes of Conflicts here.

  12. The cult members are psychologically convinced that the solution to their problems can only be achieved via the cult.
    Please read on the Attributes of God here.

  13. They illegally possess dangerous weapons including firm arms.
    Please read on more on Black Market here.

  14. They use their fire arms for various crimes including armed robbery.
    Please read on the Responsibilities, Duties and Obligations as a Citizen here.

  15. They are nightcrawlers. This means that they are socially active at night.

  16. Some of the personal rights of the members are lost.
    Please read on your Fundamental Human Rights here.

  17. They exhibit crimes like rape, threats, physical attacks and murder.
    Please read on Gender Equality and ways to achieve it here.

  18. They may have connections to some political figures; where they function as political thugs.
    Please read on the Functions of Government here.

Please stay away from cultism because nothing good comes out from it.

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Amazing facts in Civic Education


Cooperation can be defined as the process of coming together, working together and helping one another to achieve a common goal

According to A.W Green 

Cooperation is the continuous and common endeavor of two or more persons to perform a task or to reach a goal that is commonly cherished

According to F.E Merrill

Cooperation is a form of social interaction wherein two or more persons work together to gain a common end.

There is this saying from the chairman of Microsoft and it goes thus:

Our success has really been based on partnerships from the very beginning - Bill Gates

Read more on cooperation here

Types of Cooperation:

  • Direct Cooperation
  • Indirect Cooperation
  • Social Cooperation
  • Religious Cooperation
  • Financial Cooperation
  • Community Cooperation
  • Occupational Cooperation

Please read on the details of the types of cooperation here

All human beings are entitled to their rights (Human Rights); but the truth is, we still have got some limitations to some of these rights of ours. Below are 4 limitations:

  1. Soldiers have the right to life but when duty calls, they must be willing to die for their nation if need be.
  2. Although human beings have the right to movement, an insane person may be deprived of this right.
  3. Right to owning a property can be taken away. For instance, if a person is convicted of owning a property through corruption, stealing or another illegal means, such person will be punished in accordance with the law. Their right to those properties will be taken away.
  4. One who uses the right to freedom of speech in bringing about chaos in a democratized society will be penalized by the court of law.

Please on the fundamental human rights here